BUCHAREST: Writer/director Andrei Gruzsniczki is currently in postproduction with his fourth feature film, Emil (working title), a 100% Romanian coproduction supported by the Romanian Film Centre.
Emil is a love story as well a drama of a lifelong friendship. Emil, an old man, doesn’t believe in ghosts until his wife starts haunting his best friend Titi, 40 days after her funeral.
Unfolding the mysterious and sometimes funny chapters of the story, both men will learn to understand and accept one another in friendship as well as in love.
The main characters are played by Mircea Andreescu and Valer Dellakeza, and the cast includes: Gabriel Spahiu, Marian Negrescu, Ștefan Mirea, Simona Urs, Eugeniu Titu and Valeriu Bâzu.
Andreea Dumitrescu is producing through AVVA MMIX STUDIO in coproduction with Oana Bujgoi Giurgiu through Hai-Hui Entertainment. The budget is 850,000 EUR, Andreea Dumitrescu told FNE.
The project won a production grant of 419,368 EUR / 1,943,000 RON from the Romanian Film Centre in May 2018 and is financially supported by: Opel Southeast Europe / Mediacom Romania, Macromex / Publicis Groupe Media, B.V. McCann Erickson, Propaganda Creative Services. The film is made in partnership with Chainsaw Europe Studio..
The project was presented at the Film Co-Production Market - MIA in Rome 2018 and at San Sebastian’s Glocal in Progress in 2019.
Emil was shot in the Vâlcea and Olt counties from 15 March to 15 April 2019 and is expected to be finished in the first part of 2020, with the premiere set for 2020. No sales agent or local distribuitor is attached to the project yet.
Gruzsniczki’s third feature film, Zavera, had its world premiere in the International Competition of the 41st Cairo Film Festival and was released in Romania by Bomb Film Production on 29 November 2019. Zavera is produced by Romania's Saga Film.
Coproducer:Hai-Hui Entertainment (Romania)
Credits:Director: Andrei GruzsniczkiScriptwriter: Andrei GruzsniczkiDoP: Laurențiu RăducanuEditor: Ion Ioachim StroeCast: Mircea Andreescu, Valer Dellakeza, Gabriel Spahiu, Marian Negrescu, Ștefan Mirea Simona Urs, Eugeniu Titu, Valeriu Bâzu